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PRESS RELEASE: 2nd WeGov Workshop - EGOV 2012
WeGov Toolbox - Politicians engage with Citizens
2nd WeGov Workshop
Wednesday 5th September 2012 in Norway

Brussels, Belgium 23 July, 2012

WeGov (Where eGovernment meets the eSociety), the innovative project which aims to improve the engagement between policy-makers and citizens, welcomes stakeholders to the 2nd and final WeGov Workshop, within the 11th Conference on Electronic Government - IFIP EGOV 2012, on the 3rd - 6th September, 2012 in Kristiansand, Norway.

The 2nd WeGov Workshop will be held on Wednesday 5th September 2012, during Track A - EGOV: Workshop D, with the title "WeGov Toolbox - Politicians engage with Citizens" (14.00 - 18.00, Room B2-001).

WeGov, a project co-funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) - ICT for Governance and Policy Modeling, was officially launched in January 2010. It offers a cutting-edge software solution (WeGov toolbox) in a form of a web application, which includes tools and components that support policy-makers in the analysis of social networks. The WeGov toolbox enables policy-makers to use social networks to engage with citizens, understand their actual opinions, highlight those opinions that can influence policy decisions, and in this way it allows them to improve the policy-making process. The project is scheduled to finish at the end of September 2012.

The 2nd WeGov Workshop aims to demonstrate the final version of the WeGov toolbox to the scientific community of e-governance and e-government and to explore potential use-cases and end-user. A panel of experts will firstly showcase the implementation of the WeGov field trials (use-cases) and secondly will give a live demonstration of the finalized toolbox. Additionally the implications of the WeGov solution for policy-makers will be presented and finally a round table open discussion will take place among the workshop participants in order to explore on new potential end-users and how they might use the toolbox for which purposes.

The workshop is the second within the framework project that opens up project results in an iterative manner to the wider scientific community. Stakeholders can participate in the 2nd WeGov Workshop and become a part of an exciting innovative project which explores new ways on how policy-makers and potentially other end-users can use the power of social networks to improve the policy- and/ or opinion- making process.

View the 2nd WeGov Workshop’s agenda.

IFIP EGOV 2012 - Workshop D: WeGov Toolbox dedicated section.

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IFIP EGOV 2012 is an open event, but not free of cost. Find more IFIP EGOV 2012.

Read here the full WeGov press release